Cheery LCHS Musicians Enthrall Elementary Students

An enthusiastic audience tends to bring out the best in performers, and, feeling the love, the always sweet-sounding La Cañada High School Chamber Singers were in top form as they knelt on the Palm Crest Elementary kindergarten playground last week. One little boy, boogieing down before them, was doing his part to encourage the choir.
Like students at all three of La Cañada Unified School District’s elementary schools, he had a great seat to take in the talented high school singers and orchestral musicians during the groups’ traditional holiday visits last week.
The Chamber Singers toured the campuses Thursday, and the orchestra arrived Friday, in an effort to both inspire holiday cheer and drum up interest in the music programs at LCHS 7/8 and LCHS. Continue reading “Cheery LCHS Musicians Enthrall Elementary Students”

LCUSD Reaches for the Stars

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK Jeffrey Nee, a representative of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory education department, welcomes visitors to the JPL Dome during last week’s Family STEAM Night at Palm Crest Elementary School.
Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
Jeffrey Nee, a representative of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory education department, welcomes visitors to the JPL Dome during last week’s Family STEAM Night at Palm Crest Elementary School.

Billed, appropriately, as a star-studded event, the district’s Family STEAM Night last week at Palm Crest Elementary school wowed 150 attendees, including 4th-grade science fan Aaron Kang, who came to build on his already flourishing astronomical expertise.
“Yeah, this is cool,” he said. “Stars are really cool.”
He and his brother, 1st-grader Elias Kang, spent the evening at school because they wanted to check out telescopes, an iPad stargazing app and, definitely, the JPL Dome stationed inside the school’s multi-purpose room.
Jeffrey Nee, a representative of the JPL education department, led the galactic tour inside the dome — a blown-up tent inside which a projection of space offered 30 stargazers at a time a far-out ride. Continue reading “LCUSD Reaches for the Stars”